European Logistics Conference

Best practices and new visions after 10 years enlargement of the EU to the East

Dear Sirs,

The Eastern Enlargement of 2004 was the fifth and so far biggest enlargement of the European Union. With effect from 1st May 2004, 10 new members joined the European alliance of states.

For Frankfurt an der Oder this enlargement – especially with the accession of Poland – meant the change of a location at the external border of the EU to a German-Polish twin city with big potential as intermodal hub in East-West-traffic.

Now, 10 years after the enlargement, together with you we want to discuss the results of these changes for the border-crossing freight transport and give an outlook to future chances and challenges.

Three main complexes will be discussed:

  • Results and outlook after 10 years Eastern Enlargement of the European Union from the perspectives of politics, business and associations concerning the transport modes road and rail;
  • Current status of the establishment of a Transeuropean Transport Network (TEN-T);
  • Presentation of Best Practices for transnational networking along the East-West-corridor and opportunities for your company in the German-Polish business region.

Discover new opportunities for your Eastern Europe business in East Brandenburg. You will profit from direct exchange of experiences with experts and have the chance to widen and intensify your network sustainably.

We look forward to your participation!

Jörg Vogelsänger
Minister for Infrastructure and Agriculture in Brandenburg

Dr. Martin Wilke
Lord Mayor of Frankfurt (Oder)